FRUIT

 

What could be fresher than picking fresh fruit from your own backyard? We offer a complete line of fruit trees and fruit bushes in the perennial department at the garden center. These plants offer great ornamental value in addition to fruit production such as flowering and great fall foliage. We recommend you stop in and see our vast selection of edible fruits and talk to one of our team members about plant care for each particular plant. Now is the perfect time to get your own personal orchard planted for years and years of bountiful harvests.

Prunus avium ‘Bing’ 20’ Tall x 20’ Wide

This cherry is known as a sweet Bing cherry tree. The fruit is a dark red color tasting sweet and could be used for multiple culinary purposes. Plant in full sun and give plenty of room for adequate sunlight and air circulation. Fragrant flowers will be present in late spring and the fruit can be harvested by midsummer. This plant must be cross pollinated with another cherry such as the Stella cherry.

Prunus avium ‘Stella’ 20’ Tall x 20’ Wide

This cherry is known as a sweet Stella cherry tree. The fruit is a dark red color tasting sweet and could be used for multiple culinary purposes. Plant in full sun and give plenty of room for adequate sunlight and air circulation. Fragrant white flowers will be present in late spring and the fruit can be harvested by midsummer. This plant is self-pollinating but also acts as a great pollinator when paired with a Bing cherry.

Prunus ‘Elberta’ 15” Tall x 15’ Wide

The Elberta peach is a heavy fruit bearing tree producing juicy and sweet peaches. Due to the amount of fruit that this plant can produce; strong pruning is recommended in the Spring. The peaches can be used for a wide range of culinary purposes. In the spring there is the presence of fragrant pink flowers with fruit being harvested in late summer. This is tree is self-fruitful and does not require a pollinator.

Malus ‘Macoun’ 15’ Tall x 15’ Wide

This is one of our most popular fruit trees. This variety of apple tree shows good resistance to apple scab and fire blight. The flowers bloom white in the spring. The fruit ripen and are ready for harvest in late summer. The fruit is firm with sweet skin and is the ideal fruit for use in dessert recipes. This tree requires cross pollination and we highly recommend pairing it with the Honeycrisp apple.

Malus ‘McIntosh’ 15’ Tall x 15’ Wide

The McIntosh apple tree is another popular apple tree at the garden center. The flowers bloom white in the spring. The fruit ripen and are ready for harvest in late summer. The fruit is firm with sweet skin and is good for a wide range of culinary purposes. This tree requires cross pollination and we highly recommend pairing it with the Honeycrisp or Fuji apple tree.

Rubus ‘Chester’ 5’ Tall x 5’ Wide

The thornless blackberry is a popular landscape berry bush for any garden or landscape. The fruit is self fertile not requiring a pollinator but should not be harvested until they are fully ripe. The flowers are pink and white blooming in mid-spring. They are attractive pollinators to butterflies. In the spring the plant should be pruned back to 4 or 5 healthy canes.

Rubus ‘Heritage’ 8’ Tall x 4’ Wide

This raspberry is a good choice for an area along a fence or a wall where the long canes can be provided with stabilization. Unlike the Chester, the Heritage plant has long thorns. White flowers are present in the spring giving way to double blooms in late summer and then again in fall. These sweet berries are quite tasty staying firm and juicy.

Rubus ‘Raspberry Shortcake 2’ Tall x 3’ Wide e

This raspberry comes from the Brazelberry collection. This line is a dwarf thornless self fruiting bush that does well in a container or patio garden. This produces great medium size sweet fruit. The only pruning that is required is cut back dead canes to the ground so new canes may flourish. This is a great plant because it gives gardeners with small spaces an opportunity to grow their own fruit where traditional berry bushes would be too large for their space.

Vaccinium ‘Blueberry Glaze’ 2’ Tall x 3’ Wide

This blueberry bush comes from the Brazelberry collection. This line is a dwarf self fruiting bush that does well in a container or patio garden. This produces great small size sweet fruit. The only pruning that is required is cut back dead canes to the ground so new canes may flourish. This is a great plant because it gives gardeners with small spaces an opportunity to grow their own fruit where traditional berry bushes would be too large for their space. As with other blueberries, this plant requires acidic fertilization in early spring

Vaccinium ‘Bountiful Blue’ 3’ Tall x 3’ Wide

Bountiful blue is an amazing variety because of how many berries it can produce on such a compact plant. In my opinion, blueberries are such an underrated plant in the landscape. It flowers, produces delicious edible berries, the fall color looks like the leaves are on fire, and the bark has unbelievable color that you can enjoy all winter.

Vitis ‘Concord Seedless’ 20-25’ Long Vine

If you are looking for a vine that produces a tasty fruit, the Concord seedless is a great choice for your yard. It will grow to 20-25 feet long each year. The fruit will be ready for harvest in mid September. Once established this vine will rarely need water typical only during times of harsh drought. It can be planted in a mass planting or be used as a privacy screen along a fence or wall.